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Braun 5040 : Disappointing,
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This review is from: Braun Series 5 5040s-5 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver (Personal Care)
I bought this to replace a Braun Series 3 which had reached the end of its life. I had read reviews which gave me the impression the 5 Series would be significantly better than the 3 Series. My comments on the 5040 are :
- The On/Off switch is badly placed and it's too easy to switch the razor off during use
- The razor is much bulkier than the 3 Series making it less pleasant to use
- The razor does not seem to shave significantly faster or better than the 3 Series
- The trimmer is much more difficult to use because of the bulk of the shaver.
- Therefore the extra cost doesn't seem to be worth it unless the 5040 lasts longer than the 3 Series.
Having said all this, I still maintain that Braun shavers are better than anything else I've tried.